Wells Fargo launches Windows 10 Mobile app; Windows Phone 8.1 users will soon lose support

A couple of weeks ago, Wells Fargo - one of America's biggest banks, and one of the world's largest companies - began emailing its customers to inform them of its plans to launch a new Windows 10 Mobile app before the end of the month.

As Windows Central reports, the new app is now available to download from the Windows Store. According to the Store description, the app offers the option of setting the interface language to Spanish, along with "exceptional security features" and "easy sign-on using your existing Wells Fargo Online username and password" - but it doesn't support Windows Hello biometric authentication on handsets like the Lumia 950 and 950 XL, or the upcoming HP Elite x3.

Key features of the app include:

Manage your money

  • View account balances, including your available balance and pending deposits
  • Deposit checks quickly using your Windows 10 Phone’s camera
  • Help avoid fees and get notified of suspicious activity with text or email alerts
  • View your credit card transactions and manage your rewards program
  • Find one of our approximately 12,800 ATMs or 6,200 retail banking stores nationwide
  • Access money management tools, including My Spending Report

Make transfers and payments

  • Make transfers between your accounts at Wells Fargo as well as at other Financial Institutions
  • Pay your bills quickly and easily with Bill Pay
  • Send money to just about anyone with a U.S. bank account without sharing account numbers. All you need is a mobile number or email address.

Track investments

  • Streamlined Navigation: An improved way to find account and investment resources
  • Brokerage Account Overview: A consolidated view of all of your accounts, all in one place
  • Portfolio Page: Simplified page highlights key data and holdings details

While the app can be installed on Windows 10 Mobile devices, there's no support for PCs and tablets running Windows 10.

Wells Fargo also warned earlier this month that with the launch of its new Windows 10 Mobile app, it will be ending support for older Windows Phone 8.1 devices. Indeed, owners of such devices won't even be able to use the company's online banking services via its mobile site.

Download: Wells Fargo Windows 10 (Windows Store) via Windows Central

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